Summer starts at Müpa Budapest
Müpa Budapest hosts its annual start of summer festival again between 17 and 25 June, where the very best Hungarian pop musicians take to the stage with special concerts specifically dreamt up for this occasion.
The event series kicks off with one of the key figures of the Hungarian electronic scene, with Žagar invoking the tribal rhythms of Africa and South America and the meditative spirituality of oriental melodies. One of the band’s guest performers is Lőrinc Barabás and as usual, there will be priority emphasis on visuals. Mörk’s audiovisual rollercoaster is not to be missed either as after main stage gigs at the Elbjazz Festival and the Leverkusener Jazztage in Germany, they now get to present their funk and soul-based psychedelic tracks as well as their most recent album, The Death and Resurrection of Mörk, at Müpa Budapest. We are very much looking forward to the performance by Kistehén, the band of László Kollár-Klemencz, who after a lengthy hiatus returned with a new album at the beginning of 2019, and will be mesmerising the audience complete with guest performers and a gospel choir.
The festival will also feature the ethereal-voiced Boggie (Boglárka Csemer), a singer at home in a multitude of genres, from pop through jazz all the way to French chansons, and whose unique music video for Parfüm got noticed beyond our borders as well. The singer, known for her personal and intimate songs, represented Hungary at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, and also performed at one of the most prestigious musical showcase events in the world last year, at the SXSW in Texas. And last, but not least, we meet 30Y once again: this time around Zoli Beck’s group will look to put on a show focusing on shared experiences, intimacy and anecdotes. 30Y songs are sentimental whether heard in a bar or a pub – or for instance, like now, in the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall.
Let's start the summer together, we’ll see you at the Hey, June! Festival.